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Mental Health Awareness Week: 16-22 May

Discussion in 'PSHE' started by JessicaKingsleyPublishers, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Mental Health Awareness Week is approaching (16th-22nd May). Its aim is to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental well-being.

    Below is a link to an article on the Huffington Post, which examines the state of mental health in primary schools, as well as the level of emotional support that students receive:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02/08/childrens-mental-health-week_n_9185014.html

    To endorse the Awareness Week's cause, and to spread its word particularly throughout schools, Jessica Kingsley Publishers is offering an activity-based, PSHE learning resource from one of its new books 'Being Me (and Loving It)' by Naomi Richards and Julia Hague. It can be downloaded, free of charge, from this thread. It is photocopiable, and has been designed to build confidence and self-esteem in children aged 5-11. It includes a story about a boy named Noah for students to read, notes for the educator to guide the lesson, as well as other follow-up activities. For more information on the book as a whole, please use the link below:

    http://www.jkp.com/uk/being-me-and-loving-it.html

    Primary school represents just one part of a young person's education, but we have an extensive list of pastoral care titles that address the mental health of students at all levels of compulsory education. Some of these titles are:

    •Adrienne Katz's 'Making Your Secondary School E-safe'
    •Katz's 'Making Your Primary School E-safe'
    •The eminent school counsellor and youth psychotherapist Nick Luxmoore's 'Horny and Hormonal', which is all about helping young people feel less anxious about sex and sexuality. It's also about helping professionals feel more confident about broaching these subjects with young people too. Nick has a gift for imparting his 40 year's experience of working with young people in a wisdomous way. His insightful anecdotes demystify the often awkward topics of sex and sexuality among young people, and reveal that many teenagers' problems about these issues are actually commonplace.
    • Pete Wallis' and Joseph Wilkins' 'What Are You Staring At?', a comic about restorative justice in schools, to be published 21st May.
    •Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist and Advisor to the PSHE Association Dr Pooky Knightsmith's 'Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing', to be published 21st May.

    To find out more about these publications, please visit our website at http://www.jkp.com/ or please do email me at william.horsnell@jkp.com to find out about any special offers we may have.

    Thank you.
     

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